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Prayer day at the riverside pagoda…

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 20/12/2014: Showing off a jetski on the Mekong during prayer day at the Preah Ang Dong riverside pagoda.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 20/12/2014: Showing off a jetski on the Mekong during prayer day at the Preah Ang Dong riverside pagoda.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 20/12/2014: Selling 'barbe-à-papa' during prayer day at the Preah Ang Dong riverside pagoda.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 20/12/2014: Selling 'barbe-à-papa' during prayer day at the Preah Ang Dong riverside pagoda.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 20/12/2014: Beggar during prayer day at the Preah Ang Dong riverside pagoda.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 20/12/2014: Beggar during prayer day at the Preah Ang Dong riverside pagoda.

Not all the buddhist monks in Cambodia listen to their hierarchic superiors. The day after Tep Vong, the supreme patriarch of Cambodia’s Mohanikaya Buddhist sect, and Bou Kry, supreme patriarch of the Dhammayuth sect, suggested there should be a law preventing monks from voting or taking a political stance, some 60 monks led a demonstration of family members and supporters of 18 activists and monks who were sentenced to a 1-year jail sentence after having been arrested during peacefull demonstrations in early November.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 18/12/2014: Buddhist monks, activists and citizens joined in a march taking them from the National Assembly, via the statue of Chamdech Suon Nath, the Ministry of Justice and finally the Royal Palace, to pray and deliver a petition requesting the liberation of the 18 activists and monks who were arrested and jailed during peacefull demonstrations early November.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 18/12/2014: Buddhist monks, activists and citizens joined in a march taking them from the National Assembly, via the statue of Chamdech Suon Nath, the Ministry of Justice and finally the Royal Palace, to pray and deliver a petition requesting the liberation of the 18 activists and monks who were arrested and jailed during peacefull demonstrations early November.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 18/12/2014: Buddhist monks, activists and citizens joined in a march taking them from the National Assembly, via the statue of Chamdech Suon Nath, the Ministry of Justice and finally the Royal Palace, to pray and deliver a petition requesting the liberation of the 18 activists and monks who were arrested and jailed during peacefull demonstrations early November.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 18/12/2014: Buddhist monks, activists and citizens joined in a march taking them from the National Assembly, via the statue of Chamdech Suon Nath, the Ministry of Justice and finally the Royal Palace, to pray and deliver a petition requesting the liberation of the 18 activists and monks who were arrested and jailed during peacefull demonstrations early November.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 18/12/2014: Buddhist monks, activists and citizens joined in a march taking them from the National Assembly, via the statue of Chamdech Suon Nath, the Ministry of Justice and finally the Royal Palace, to pray and deliver a petition requesting the liberation of the 18 activists and monks who were arrested and jailed during peacefull demonstrations early November.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 18/12/2014: Buddhist monks, activists and citizens joined in a march taking them from the National Assembly, via the statue of Chamdech Suon Nath, the Ministry of Justice and finally the Royal Palace, to pray and deliver a petition requesting the liberation of the 18 activists and monks who were arrested and jailed during peacefull demonstrations early November.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 18/12/2014: Buddhist monks, activists and citizens carrying photographs of jailed activists, joined in a march taking them from the National Assembly, via the statue of Chamdech Suon Nath, the Ministry of Justice and finally the Royal Palace, to pray and deliver a petition requesting the liberation of the 18 activists and monks who were arrested and jailed during peacefull demonstrations early November.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 18/12/2014: Buddhist monks, activists and citizens carrying photographs of jailed activists, joined in a march taking them from the National Assembly, via the statue of Chamdech Suon Nath, the Ministry of Justice and finally the Royal Palace, to pray and deliver a petition requesting the liberation of the 18 activists and monks who were arrested and jailed during peacefull demonstrations early November.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 18/12/2014: Buddhist monks, activists and citizens joined in a march taking them from the National Assembly, via the statue of Chamdech Suon Nath, the Ministry of Justice and finally the Royal Palace, to pray and deliver a petition requesting the liberation of the 18 activists and monks who were arrested and jailed during peacefull demonstrations early November.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 18/12/2014: Buddhist monks, activists and citizens joined in a march taking them from the National Assembly, via the statue of Chamdech Suon Nath, the Ministry of Justice and finally the Royal Palace, to pray and deliver a petition requesting the liberation of the 18 activists and monks who were arrested and jailed during peacefull demonstrations early November.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 18/12/2014: Tourist photographing buddhist monks, activists and citizens joined in a march taking them from the National Assembly, via the statue of Chamdech Suon Nath, the Ministry of Justice and finally the Royal Palace, to pray and deliver a petition requesting the liberation of the 18 activists and monks who were arrested and jailed during peacefull demonstrations early November.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 18/12/2014: Tourist photographing buddhist monks, activists and citizens joined in a march taking them from the National Assembly, via the statue of Chamdech Suon Nath, the Ministry of Justice and finally the Royal Palace, to pray and deliver a petition requesting the liberation of the 18 activists and monks who were arrested and jailed during peacefull demonstrations early November.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 18/12/2014: Buddhist monks, activists and citizens joined in a march taking them from the National Assembly, via the statue of Chamdech Suon Nath, the Ministry of Justice and finally the Royal Palace, to pray and deliver a petition requesting the liberation of the 18 activists and monks who were arrested and jailed during peacefull demonstrations early November. The monks turned their offering bowls upside down in front of the Ministry of Justice to show contempt and curse the Minister.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 18/12/2014: Buddhist monks, activists and citizens joined in a march taking them from the National Assembly, via the statue of Chamdech Suon Nath, the Ministry of Justice and finally the Royal Palace, to pray and deliver a petition requesting the liberation of the 18 activists and monks who were arrested and jailed during peacefull demonstrations early November. The monks turned their offering bowls upside down in front of the Ministry of Justice to show contempt and curse the Minister.

The villagers from Kampong Speu province who were affected by ‘Okhna’ Ly Yong Phat’s sugar plantation, which, at one point, was financed by ANZ Royal bank, showed up in front of the bank’s head office, seeking a response to several meetings they had about a compensation. ANZ Royal had notified the villagers that the loan was paid back by Mr. Ly Yong Phat’s company, thus, according to the bank, absolving it from any implication in the land grabbing which affected 300 people. The villagers maintain that the bank violated its public commitment of corporate social responsibility.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 16/12/2014: Communities from Oral and Thpong districts in Kampong Speu province that have been negatively impacted by sugar plantations financed by ANZ Royal Bank demonstrate in front of the head office. Three hundred people were affected by land grabbing on behalf of 'Okhna' Ly Yong Path's Phnom Penh Sugar Co and Kampong Speu Sugar Inc.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 16/12/2014: Communities from Oral and Thpong districts in Kampong Speu province that have been negatively impacted by sugar plantations financed by ANZ Royal Bank demonstrate in front of the head office. Three hundred people were affected by land grabbing on behalf of 'Okhna' Ly Yong Path's Phnom Penh Sugar Co and Kampong Speu Sugar Inc.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 16/12/2014: Communities from Oral and Thpong districts in Kampong Speu province that have been negatively impacted by sugar plantations financed by ANZ Royal Bank demonstrate in front of the head office. Three hundred people were affected by land grabbing on behalf of 'Okhna' Ly Yong Path's Phnom Penh Sugar Co and Kampong Speu Sugar Inc.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 16/12/2014: Communities from Oral and Thpong districts in Kampong Speu province that have been negatively impacted by sugar plantations financed by ANZ Royal Bank demonstrate in front of the head office. Three hundred people were affected by land grabbing on behalf of 'Okhna' Ly Yong Path's Phnom Penh Sugar Co and Kampong Speu Sugar Inc.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 16/12/2014: Communities from Oral and Thpong districts in Kampong Speu province that have been negatively impacted by sugar plantations financed by ANZ Royal Bank demonstrate in front of the head office. Three hundred people were affected by land grabbing on behalf of 'Okhna' Ly Yong Path's Phnom Penh Sugar Co and Kampong Speu Sugar Inc.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 16/12/2014: Communities from Oral and Thpong districts in Kampong Speu province that have been negatively impacted by sugar plantations financed by ANZ Royal Bank demonstrate in front of the head office. Three hundred people were affected by land grabbing on behalf of 'Okhna' Ly Yong Path's Phnom Penh Sugar Co and Kampong Speu Sugar Inc.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 16/12/2014: Communities from Oral and Thpong districts in Kampong Speu province that have been negatively impacted by sugar plantations financed by ANZ Royal Bank demonstrate in front of the head office. Three hundred people were affected by land grabbing on behalf of 'Okhna' Ly Yong Path's Phnom Penh Sugar Co and Kampong Speu Sugar Inc.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 16/12/2014: Communities from Oral and Thpong districts in Kampong Speu province that have been negatively impacted by sugar plantations financed by ANZ Royal Bank demonstrate in front of the head office. Three hundred people were affected by land grabbing on behalf of 'Okhna' Ly Yong Path's Phnom Penh Sugar Co and Kampong Speu Sugar Inc.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 16/12/2014: Communities from Oral and Thpong districts in Kampong Speu province that have been negatively impacted by sugar plantations financed by ANZ Royal Bank demonstrate in front of the head office. Three hundred people were affected by land grabbing on behalf of 'Okhna' Ly Yong Path's Phnom Penh Sugar Co and Kampong Speu Sugar Inc.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 16/12/2014: Communities from Oral and Thpong districts in Kampong Speu province that have been negatively impacted by sugar plantations financed by ANZ Royal Bank demonstrate in front of the head office. Three hundred people were affected by land grabbing on behalf of 'Okhna' Ly Yong Path's Phnom Penh Sugar Co and Kampong Speu Sugar Inc.

The number of protests by the community of Boeung Kak is hard to keep track of. And the visual possibilities are reaching a certain limit. Hence this close-up version…

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 15/12/2014: Ring of a policeman photographing residents from Boeung Kak lake protesting in front of the Municipality regarding a poorly designed drainage issue causing floodings.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 15/12/2014: Ring of a policeman photographing residents from Boeung Kak lake protesting in front of the Municipality regarding a poorly designed drainage issue causing floodings.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 15/12/2014: Helmet of a journalist interviewing residents from Boeung Kak lake protesting in front of the Municipality regarding a poorly designed drainage issue causing floodings.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 15/12/2014: Helmet of a journalist interviewing residents from Boeung Kak lake protesting in front of the Municipality regarding a poorly designed drainage issue causing floodings.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 15/12/2014: Voice recorders from journalists interviewing residents from Boeung Kak lake protesting in front of the Municipality regarding a poorly designed drainage issue causing floodings.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 15/12/2014: Voice recorders from journalists interviewing residents from Boeung Kak lake protesting in front of the Municipality regarding a poorly designed drainage issue causing floodings.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 15/12/2014: Ring of a resident from Boeung Kak lake protesting in front of the Municipality regarding a poorly designed drainage issue causing floodings.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 15/12/2014: Ring of a resident from Boeung Kak lake protesting in front of the Municipality regarding a poorly designed drainage issue causing floodings.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 15/12/2014: Tiger balsam bottle and paper handkerchief of a resident from Boeung Kak lake protesting in front of the Municipality regarding a poorly designed drainage issue causing floodings.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 15/12/2014: Tiger balsam bottle and paper handkerchief of a resident from Boeung Kak lake protesting in front of the Municipality regarding a poorly designed drainage issue causing floodings.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 15/12/2014: Hair of two residents from Boeung Kak lake protesting in front of the Municipality regarding a poorly designed drainage issue causing floodings.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 15/12/2014: Hair of two residents from Boeung Kak lake protesting in front of the Municipality regarding a poorly designed drainage issue causing floodings.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 15/12/2014: Whistle of a municipality guard monitoring residents from Boeung Kak lake protesting in front of the Municipality regarding a poorly designed drainage issue causing floodings.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 15/12/2014: Whistle of a municipality guard monitoring residents from Boeung Kak lake protesting in front of the Municipality regarding a poorly designed drainage issue causing floodings.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 15/12/2014: Camera and keyholder from a journalist covering a protest by Boeung Kak lake residents in front of the Municipality regarding a poorly designed drainage issue causing floodings.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 15/12/2014: Camera and keyholder from a journalist covering a protest by Boeung Kak lake residents in front of the Municipality regarding a poorly designed drainage issue causing floodings.

After a short interruption due to the Peace March of the previous week, a small crowd of family members, supporters and monks again spent their sunday morning tugging along in a string of tuk-tuks on the dusty road to Prey Sar prison to show their support to the 18 land rights activists and buddhist monks who were arrested during protestes in early November and sent to jail for the next year.

See also HERE, HERE and HERE

Videos HERE

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 14/12/2014: Family members, supporters and monks demonstrate in front of Prey Sar where 18 activists and monks are imprisoned after an expeditive condemnation following their arrest early November.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 14/12/2014: Family members, supporters and monks demonstrate in front of Prey Sar where 18 activists and monks are imprisoned after an expeditive condemnation following their arrest early November.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 14/12/2014: Family members, supporters and monks demonstrate in front of Prey Sar where 18 activists and monks are imprisoned after an expeditive condemnation following their arrest early November.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 14/12/2014: Family members, supporters and monks demonstrate in front of Prey Sar where 18 activists and monks are imprisoned after an expeditive condemnation following their arrest early November.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 14/12/2014: Family members, supporters and monks demonstrate in front of Prey Sar where 18 activists and monks are imprisoned after an expeditive condemnation following their arrest early November.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 14/12/2014: Family members, supporters and monks demonstrate in front of Prey Sar where 18 activists and monks are imprisoned after an expeditive condemnation following their arrest early November.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 14/12/2014: Family members, supporters and monks demonstrate in front of Prey Sar where 18 activists and monks are imprisoned after an expeditive condemnation following their arrest early November.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 14/12/2014: Family members, supporters and monks demonstrate in front of Prey Sar where 18 activists and monks are imprisoned after an expeditive condemnation following their arrest early November.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 14/12/2014: Family members, supporters and monks demonstrate in front of Prey Sar where 18 activists and monks are imprisoned after an expeditive condemnation following their arrest early November.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 14/12/2014: Family members, supporters and monks demonstrate in front of Prey Sar where 18 activists and monks are imprisoned after an expeditive condemnation following their arrest early November.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 14/12/2014: Family members, supporters and monks demonstrate in front of Prey Sar where 18 activists and monks are imprisoned after an expeditive condemnation following their arrest early November.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 14/12/2014: Family members, supporters and monks demonstrate in front of Prey Sar where 18 activists and monks are imprisoned after an expeditive condemnation following their arrest early November.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 14/12/2014: Family members, supporters and monks demonstrate in front of Prey Sar where 18 activists and monks are imprisoned after an expeditive condemnation following their arrest early November.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 14/12/2014: Family members, supporters and monks demonstrate in front of Prey Sar where 18 activists and monks are imprisoned after an expeditive condemnation following their arrest early November.

There was an appeals hearing this morning for Ouk Pich Samnang, land rights activist, and Meach Sovannara, oppostion CNRP lawmaker, both arrested for two different incidents during protests over a month ago. There are 16 more land rights activists and buddhist monks who were jailed early November during various protests linked to land issues.

On the other side of the Tonle Sap, trouble erupted at Wat Prochoum Sar Koev when Kong Sophat, buddhist monk close to the Independent Monks for Social Justice (IMNSJ) who is protecting squatters living on the premises of the pagoda was beaten up by 4 monks from the same pagoda during what apparently was a drinking binge. A small incident, but symptomatic of the political division and tensions found within the buddhist community.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 12/12/2014: Ouk Pich Samnang, land rights activist, leaving the Appeals Court.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 12/12/2014: Ouk Pich Samnang, land rights activist, leaving the Appeals Court.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 12/12/2014: Ouk Pich Samnang, land rights activist, and Meach Sovannara, oppostion CNRP lawmaker, leaving the Appeals Court.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 12/12/2014: Ouk Pich Samnang, land rights activist, and Meach Sovannara, oppostion CNRP lawmaker, leaving the Appeals Court.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 12/12/2014: Meach Sovannara, oppostion CNRP lawmaker, leaving the Appeals Court.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 12/12/2014: Meach Sovannara, oppostion CNRP lawmaker, leaving the Appeals Court.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 12/12/2014: Supporter greeting Meach Sovannara, oppostion CNRP lawmaker, when leaving the Appeals Court.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 12/12/2014: Supporter greeting Meach Sovannara, oppostion CNRP lawmaker, when leaving the Appeals Court.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 12/12/2014: Mother of Meach Sovannara, oppostion CNRP lawmaker at the Appeals Court fainting after her son was taken back to prison.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 12/12/2014: Mother of Meach Sovannara, oppostion CNRP lawmaker at the Appeals Court fainting after her son was taken back to prison.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 12/12/2014: Wife of Ouk Pich Samnang crying at the appeals hearing for Ouk Pich Samnang, land rights activist, and Meach Sovannara, oppostion CNRP lawmaker, when they were taken back to prison.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 12/12/2014: Wife of Ouk Pich Samnang crying at the appeals hearing for Ouk Pich Samnang, land rights activist, and Meach Sovannara, oppostion CNRP lawmaker, when they were taken back to prison.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 12/12/2014: Kong Sophat, buddhist monk close to the Independent Monks for Social Justice (IMNSJ) who is protecting squatters living on the premises of Wat Prochoum Sar Koev on Chroy Changva peninsula, was beaten up by four monks from the pagoda, who allegedly were drunk and who are close to the CPP.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 12/12/2014: Kong Sophat, buddhist monk close to the Independent Monks for Social Justice (IMNSJ) who is protecting squatters living on the premises of Wat Prochoum Sar Koev on Chroy Changva peninsula, was beaten up by four monks from the pagoda, who allegedly were drunk and who are close to the CPP.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 12/12/2014: Kong Sophat, buddhist monk close to the Independent Monks for Social Justice (IMNSJ) who is protecting squatters living on the premises of Wat Prochoum Sar Koev on Chroy Changva peninsula, giving his deposition to the police about what happened when he was beaten up by four monks from the pagoda, who allegedly were drunk and who are close to the CPP.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 12/12/2014: Kong Sophat, buddhist monk close to the Independent Monks for Social Justice (IMNSJ) who is protecting squatters living on the premises of Wat Prochoum Sar Koev on Chroy Changva peninsula, giving his deposition to the police about what happened when he was beaten up by four monks from the pagoda, who allegedly were drunk and who are close to the CPP.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 12/12/2014: Head monk of Wat Prochoum Sar Koev on Chroy Changva peninsula, waiting to receive the press and provide his version of the facts about Kong Sophat, buddhist monk close to the Independent Monks for Social Justice (IMNSJ) who is protecting squatters living on the premises of the pagoda, having been beaten up by four monks from the pagoda, who allegedly were drunk and who are close to the CPP.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 12/12/2014: Head monk of Wat Prochoum Sar Koev on Chroy Changva peninsula, waiting to receive the press and provide his version of the facts about Kong Sophat, buddhist monk close to the Independent Monks for Social Justice (IMNSJ) who is protecting squatters living on the premises of the pagoda, having been beaten up by four monks from the pagoda, who allegedly were drunk and who are close to the CPP.

Citizens and monks who had been walking from various parts of the country,towards Phnom Penh over the last 5 days during a ‘Peace March’, were joined by a crowd of factory and construction workers in front of the National Assembly to celebrate International Human Rights Day.

See also HERE, HERE, and HERE.

There are videos at THIS LINK.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 10/12/2014: Citizens and monks who marched 100 Km over 5 days during a Peace March prepare for the celebration of the International Human Rights Day in front of the National Assembly.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 10/12/2014: Citizens and monks who marched 100 Km over 5 days during a Peace March prepare for the celebration of the International Human Rights Day in front of the National Assembly.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 10/12/2014: Citizens and monks who marched 100 Km over 5 days during a Peace March prepare for the celebration of the International Human Rights Day in front of the National Assembly.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 10/12/2014: Citizens and monks who marched 100 Km over 5 days during a Peace March prepare for the celebration of the International Human Rights Day in front of the National Assembly.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 10/12/2014: Sim Sovandy, buddhist monk close to the CNRP, prepares for the celebration of the International Human Rights Day in front of the National Assembly.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 10/12/2014: Sim Sovandy, buddhist monk close to the CNRP, prepares for the celebration of the International Human Rights Day in front of the National Assembly.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 10/12/2014: Citizens and monks who marched 100 Km over 5 days during a Peace March prepare for the celebration of the International Human Rights Day in front of the National Assembly.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 10/12/2014: Citizens and monks who marched 100 Km over 5 days during a Peace March prepare for the celebration of the International Human Rights Day in front of the National Assembly.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 10/12/2014: Factory workers at the celebration of the International Human Rights Day in front of the National Assembly.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 10/12/2014: Factory workers at the celebration of the International Human Rights Day in front of the National Assembly.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 10/12/2014: Buddhist monks who spent the last 5 days marching to Phnom Penh during a Peace March celebrate the International Human Rights Day in front of the National Assembly.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 10/12/2014: Buddhist monks who spent the last 5 days marching to Phnom Penh during a Peace March celebrate the International Human Rights Day in front of the National Assembly.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 10/12/2014: Ath Thun, CCAWDU leader, addresses factory workers during the celebration of the International Human Rights Day in front of the National Assembly.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 10/12/2014: Ath Thun, CCAWDU leader, addresses factory workers during the celebration of the International Human Rights Day in front of the National Assembly.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 10/12/2014: Vorn Pov, union leader, at the celebration of the International Human Rights Day in front of the National Assembly.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 10/12/2014: Vorn Pov, union leader, at the celebration of the International Human Rights Day in front of the National Assembly.

All the groups of citizens and monks, totalling several hundreds, have ended their 5-day journey along the national highways from various cities in Cambodia to reach Phnom Penh during a ‘Peace March’ to promote human rights. They each were denied access for a while by police blockades at the entrance of the city but finally were let through. They now take a rest before marching again in the capital tomorrow to celebrate International Human Rights Day.

Video HERE.

See also HERE and HERE.

CAMBODIA, Road Nr 2 (Kandal). 9/12/2014: Fifth and last day of a 'Peace March' which took groups of citizens and monks along the national highways towards Phnom Penh to promote human rights ahead of International Human Rights Day on December 10th.

CAMBODIA, Road Nr 2 (Kandal). 9/12/2014: Fifth and last day of a 'Peace March' which took groups of citizens and monks along the national highways towards Phnom Penh to promote human rights ahead of International Human Rights Day on December 10th.

CAMBODIA, Road Nr 2 (Kandal). 9/12/2014: Fifth and last day of a 'Peace March' which took groups of citizens and monks along the national highways towards Phnom Penh to promote human rights ahead of International Human Rights Day on December 10th.

CAMBODIA, Road Nr 2 (Kandal). 9/12/2014: Fifth and last day of a 'Peace March' which took groups of citizens and monks along the national highways towards Phnom Penh to promote human rights ahead of International Human Rights Day on December 10th.

CAMBODIA, Road Nr 2 (Kandal). 9/12/2014: Breakfast pause during the 5th and last day of a 'Peace March' which took groups of citizens and monks along the national highways towards Phnom Penh to promote human rights ahead of International Human Rights Day on December 10th.

CAMBODIA, Road Nr 2 (Kandal). 9/12/2014: Breakfast pause during the 5th and last day of a 'Peace March' which took groups of citizens and monks along the national highways towards Phnom Penh to promote human rights ahead of International Human Rights Day on December 10th.

CAMBODIA, Road Nr 2 (Kandal). 9/12/2014: End of a breakfast pause during the 5th and last day of a 'Peace March' which took groups of citizens and monks along the national highways towards Phnom Penh to promote human rights ahead of International Human Rights Day on December 10th.

CAMBODIA, Road Nr 2 (Kandal). 9/12/2014: End of a breakfast pause during the 5th and last day of a 'Peace March' which took groups of citizens and monks along the national highways towards Phnom Penh to promote human rights ahead of International Human Rights Day on December 10th.

CAMBODIA, Road Nr 2 (Kandal). 9/12/2014: Fifth and last day of a 'Peace March' which took groups of citizens and monks along the national highways towards Phnom Penh to promote human rights ahead of International Human Rights Day on December 10th.

CAMBODIA, Road Nr 2 (Kandal). 9/12/2014: Fifth and last day of a 'Peace March' which took groups of citizens and monks along the national highways towards Phnom Penh to promote human rights ahead of International Human Rights Day on December 10th.

CAMBODIA, Road Nr 2 (Kandal). 9/12/2014: A short break during the 5th and last day of a 'Peace March' which took groups of citizens and monks along the national highways towards Phnom Penh to promote human rights ahead of International Human Rights Day on December 10th.

CAMBODIA, Road Nr 2 (Kandal). 9/12/2014: A short break during the 5th and last day of a 'Peace March' which took groups of citizens and monks along the national highways towards Phnom Penh to promote human rights ahead of International Human Rights Day on December 10th.

CAMBODIA, Road Nr 2 (Kandal). 9/12/2014: A short break during the 5th and last day of a 'Peace March' which took groups of citizens and monks along the national highways towards Phnom Penh to promote human rights ahead of International Human Rights Day on December 10th.

CAMBODIA, Road Nr 2 (Kandal). 9/12/2014: A short break during the 5th and last day of a 'Peace March' which took groups of citizens and monks along the national highways towards Phnom Penh to promote human rights ahead of International Human Rights Day on December 10th.

CAMBODIA, Road Nr 2 (Kandal). 9/12/2014: A short break during the 5th and last day of a 'Peace March' which took groups of citizens and monks along the national highways towards Phnom Penh to promote human rights ahead of International Human Rights Day on December 10th.

CAMBODIA, Road Nr 2 (Kandal). 9/12/2014: A short break during the 5th and last day of a 'Peace March' which took groups of citizens and monks along the national highways towards Phnom Penh to promote human rights ahead of International Human Rights Day on December 10th.

CAMBODIA, Road Nr 2 (Kandal). 9/12/2014: Fifth and last day of a 'Peace March' which took groups of citizens and monks along the national highways towards Phnom Penh to promote human rights ahead of International Human Rights Day on December 10th.

CAMBODIA, Road Nr 2 (Kandal). 9/12/2014: Fifth and last day of a 'Peace March' which took groups of citizens and monks along the national highways towards Phnom Penh to promote human rights ahead of International Human Rights Day on December 10th.

CAMBODIA, Road Nr 2 (Kandal). 9/12/2014: A short break during the 5th and last day of a 'Peace March' which took groups of citizens and monks along the national highways towards Phnom Penh to promote human rights ahead of International Human Rights Day on December 10th.

CAMBODIA, Road Nr 2 (Kandal). 9/12/2014: A short break during the 5th and last day of a 'Peace March' which took groups of citizens and monks along the national highways towards Phnom Penh to promote human rights ahead of International Human Rights Day on December 10th.

CAMBODIA, Road Nr 2 (Kandal). 9/12/2014: Keo Somaly, 34, a member of the Independent Monk Network for Social Justice, talks to the press during a short break on the 5th and last day of a 'Peace March' which took groups of citizens and monks along the national highways towards Phnom Penh to promote human rights ahead of International Human Rights Day on December 10th.

CAMBODIA, Road Nr 2 (Kandal). 9/12/2014: Keo Somaly, 34, a member of the Independent Monk Network for Social Justice, talks to the press during a short break on the 5th and last day of a 'Peace March' which took groups of citizens and monks along the national highways towards Phnom Penh to promote human rights ahead of International Human Rights Day on December 10th.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 9/12/2014: Marchers having lunch in front of a police blockade on the 5th and last day of a 'Peace March' which took groups of citizens and monks along the national highways towards Phnom Penh to promote human rights ahead of International Human Rights Day on December 10th.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 9/12/2014: Marchers having lunch in front of a police blockade on the 5th and last day of a 'Peace March' which took groups of citizens and monks along the national highways towards Phnom Penh to promote human rights ahead of International Human Rights Day on December 10th.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 9/12/2014: Marchers having lunch in front of a police blockade on the 5th and last day of a 'Peace March' which took groups of citizens and monks along the national highways towards Phnom Penh to promote human rights ahead of International Human Rights Day on December 10th.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 9/12/2014: Marchers having lunch in front of a police blockade on the 5th and last day of a 'Peace March' which took groups of citizens and monks along the national highways towards Phnom Penh to promote human rights ahead of International Human Rights Day on December 10th.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 9/12/2014: Undercover police taking notes while marchers wait in front of a police blockade on the 5th and last day of a 'Peace March' which took groups of citizens and monks along the national highways towards Phnom Penh to promote human rights ahead of International Human Rights Day on December 10th.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 9/12/2014: Undercover police taking notes while marchers wait in front of a police blockade on the 5th and last day of a 'Peace March' which took groups of citizens and monks along the national highways towards Phnom Penh to promote human rights ahead of International Human Rights Day on December 10th.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 9/12/2014: Marchers waiting in front of a police blockade on the 5th and last day of a 'Peace March' which took groups of citizens and monks along the national highways towards Phnom Penh to promote human rights ahead of International Human Rights Day on December 10th.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 9/12/2014: Marchers waiting in front of a police blockade on the 5th and last day of a 'Peace March' which took groups of citizens and monks along the national highways towards Phnom Penh to promote human rights ahead of International Human Rights Day on December 10th.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 9/12/2014: Fifth and last day of a 'Peace March' which took groups of citizens and monks along the national highways towards Phnom Penh to promote human rights ahead of International Human Rights Day on December 10th.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 9/12/2014: Fifth and last day of a 'Peace March' which took groups of citizens and monks along the national highways towards Phnom Penh to promote human rights ahead of International Human Rights Day on December 10th.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 9/12/2014: Sam Rainsy, CNRP president, and Mu Sochua, CNRP lawmaker, follow the marchers on the 5th and last day of a 'Peace March' which took groups of citizens and monks along the national highways towards Phnom Penh to promote human rights ahead of International Human Rights Day on December 10th.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 9/12/2014: Sam Rainsy, CNRP president, and Mu Sochua, CNRP lawmaker, follow the marchers on the 5th and last day of a 'Peace March' which took groups of citizens and monks along the national highways towards Phnom Penh to promote human rights ahead of International Human Rights Day on December 10th.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 9/12/2014: Marchers take a rest at their final destination at Wat Than on the 5th and last day of a 'Peace March' which took groups of citizens and monks along the national highways towards Phnom Penh to promote human rights ahead of International Human Rights Day on December 10th.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 9/12/2014: Marchers take a rest at their final destination at Wat Than on the 5th and last day of a 'Peace March' which took groups of citizens and monks along the national highways towards Phnom Penh to promote human rights ahead of International Human Rights Day on December 10th.